Sunday, July 19, 2015

Review: What Happens in Cornwall... by T. A. Williams

Book Blurb:

For a very British summer holiday…

When archaeologist Sam realises her relationship is as dead as the skeletons she’s exhuming, she knows it’s time to make a change. But with bills to pay her options are limited…until a discovery on Rock Island in Cornwall gives her a reason to escape…

Head to the Cornish coast!

In Cornwall, questions are thrown up at every turn: who is the glamorous owner of Rock Island that the paparazzi are so interested in? How has the irresistible, but impossibly arrogant, history professor James Courtney managed to get so far under Sam’s skin? And will it ever stop raining so Sam can lose the cagoule and sip a cool drink in the sun? One thing’s for sure: there’s never been a holiday quite like this one!

Enjoy a summer of surprises and romance with What Happens in Cornwall…, the perfect retreat for fans of Fern Britton.

My Review:

I really enjoyed this very British read! I loved the setting, and the descriptions of Cornwall and Rock Island were vivid enough that I could picture them very easily in my mind.

Sam was a realistic heroine dealing with issues that were believable. Her relationship and family woes, her studies, and her at times indifference just made her seem real. I think what she does (archaeology)is fascinating, and T. A. Williams has obviously done her research into not only archaeology but the area and what could be found there. I loved this part of the plot! It was such a part of who Sam was, and everything blended together well to make a well rounded plot. I enjoyed watching Sam develop and her character really grew in What Happens in Cornwall. It was a fun journey to go on with Sam.

The secondary characters with the sub plots added dimension and were all very relevantly woven into the plot.

There is a little romance in What Happens in Cornwall, but it is subtle and not a major part of the plot. This worked well for this book.

Well paced, with great descriptions and characters, What Happens in Cornwall is an easy to read book that I'd recommend to any women's fiction reader.

4/5 stars

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